PONI seeks a paid, full-time intern to support administrative and research efforts to develop the next generation of nuclear experts and lead cutting-edge research on a range of nuclear issues.
Please join the Project on Nuclear Issues for our annual Capstone Conference. The conference will feature a keynote address from Adm. Charles Richard Commander of U.S. Strategic Command as well as presentations from emerging nuclear experts.
Please join PONI for a conversation on the strategic challenges and opportunities for defense and diplomacy in the UK Integrated Review 2021.
The primary driver of Russia’s hypersonic build-up seems to be missile defense. President Putin said the development of these weapons was directly caused by the U.S. withdrawal from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty in 2002.
The Foster and Brown Postdoctoral Fellowships at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are in the Weapons and Complex Integration (WCI) Directorate. Named after two renowned physicists, Dr. John S. Foster, Jr. and Dr. Harold Brown, these fellowships recognize individuals whose research aligns with the Laboratory’s national security mission. These prestigious postdoctoral fellowships will allow you to take your skills to the next level and apply them to solving the nation’s most pressing science and engineering challenges.
In the Smirnov case, the irretrievable loss limit for the facility was set unusually high at 3% of the facility’s nuclear material. In total, Smirnov siphoned off 1.5 kg of HEU, representing only 1% of the facility’s material.
The U.S. nuclear enterprise is going through a cycle of modernization that touches practically every system in the arsenal. This modernization push requires the nuclear enterprise to engage deeply with the defense acquisition system in a way it has not since its last major modernization cycle in the 1980s.
STRATCOM is hosting their 2020 Deterrence Symposium virtually! From November 2-13, STRATCOM will be hosting a panel a day.
Please join us (virtually) for a PONI panel hosted by STRATCOM on November 10, 2020 from 3:30-5:30 PM EDT.
In today’s competitive security landscape, nuclear weapons cannot be examined in isolation from other strategic security challenges. Current and emerging challenges related to nuclear weapons increasingly cross-cut other domains, including cyber, space, and conventional war.